Testimonial by Jodie Miller

PhD student, Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies, UCLA, USA

10 weeks (or 5-9 weeks) 2025 Persian Language Summer School

Intensive, fun, fruitful, and educational: these words describe my experience in the summer of 2022 taking Persian classes at the Aspirantum School. As soon as we arrived, we began an action-packed program to provide a cultural, historical, social, and linguistic frame for the eight-week immersion program. This summer has been invaluable for my research, especially in the reading of classical Persian texts from the Middle Ages. However, not just that… the language classes focused on ancient and modern alike and cater to students from all disciplines. I went to Yerevan hoping to leave with a good grasp of the basics of Persian grammar, and I feel that I could meet this goal and go far beyond it with the help of the wonderful teachers and staff. The school’s curriculum focuses on a wide variety of topics, which provides a rich backdrop for the Persian language in both its spoken and written forms. Overall, the Aspirantum school offers a wonderful opportunity to learn Persian for those unable to travel to Iran and those curious to learn about Armenia while learning about the Persian language and its historical connections with Armenia and Armenian. I highly recommend it!

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Our Persian language courses are open to anyone with upper elementary or intermediate knowledge of the Persian language. The lectures are organized with the academic interests of our participants in mind. Students as well as researchers working in Iranian Studies and relevant fields will benefit the most from our courses.

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Other Testimonials.

Lorenzo Saccon

DPhil Candidate, History Faculty, University of Oxford, UK

“I think the ASPIRANTUM Persian course was a perfect way to quickly improve my Farsi to a degree where I felt comfortable speaking with native speakers and capable of reading and understanding media in this language.”

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Rudabeh Gray

Student, SOAS, UK

“Being in his class was an outstanding academic experience, and the summer course we took at Aspirantum will always be a huge part of my journey in learning Farsi.”

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Tariq Mir

PhD Student in History, SOAS, UK

“I would never have thought that there would be such a thriving language school in the heart of Armenia and in a language that I had been yearning to revive! My experience at the ASPIRANTUM Summer School has been one of the most fruitful of my academic career and has greatly benefitted my current doctoral research.”

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